Archives for May 2012

One Real Leader Makes a Big Difference

Patriarch Ilia II of the Georgian Orthodox Church is on a one man crusade for life, and he is making a difference. The AP reports this story through lens of American pragmatism (the only reason for children is to increase the birth rate) but anyone familiar with the soul-stultifying and life-denying precepts of Marxist ideology (and its materialist premise that has gained hold in the West and … [Read more...]

Lessons from Byzantium

Excerpt: George Ostrogorsky in his magisterial History of the Byzantine State shows how the people of Byzantium rose time and again to create wealth, cultivate their intellectual capital, and achieve military success. Ultimately, though, they could not overcome the bad policy decisions that, made over the course of generations, ran counter to the proven path of political strength, cultural … [Read more...]

An Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

- Source: Crisis Magazine | Joseph Susanka A year and a half ago, while searching for a recording of Bach’s Matthäus-Passion to share with a friend, I stumbled across a YouTube clip entitled simply: ”St Matthew Passion. No. 1.” Filled with idle musical curiosity, I clicked away, and within moments, realized that I had discovered something extraordinary. This was … [Read more...]

Patsourakos: Georgetown University Disgraces Itself by Its Invitation to HHS Secretary Sebelius

You wonder why Georgetown even bothers calling itself Catholic anymore. George Pastourakos | Theology and Society This week, it was revealed that Georgetown University -- America's oldest Catholic institution of higher learning -- selected Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), to be a speaker at one of its graduation ceremonies on May 18. Sebelius is … [Read more...]

Assembly of Bishops Committee Chairs to Meet this Month

After two years so it's probably time for a meeting. Josephus Flavius, curator of Byzantine, Texas put it well: We'll see which model the assembly chooses to use on providing an update after this meeting. Will it be a perfunctory listing of people who showed up with a reference to the joy they have at being together or will it be a "meaty" report with details and future plans. Met. Philip … [Read more...]

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